September 20, 2021

Strict CO2 Limits Cause Electric Car Boom In EU, While U.S. Slumps

The share of electric cars on Europe’s roads has tripled since the start of this year, according to new data published today by campaign group Transport & Environment. By the end of the year they will represent 10% of vehicle sales, rising to 15% by in 2021. This is up from just 2% early last year.

There are now 130 electric vehicle models on sale in Europe, up from just a handful two years ago. By next year one in every seven cars in Europe will be a plug-in.

The reason for the sudden increase is clear. New average fleet CO2 limits kicked in at the start of the year in the European Union, limiting emissions from passenger cars to 95 grams of CO2 per kilometre. This is down from the 30g CO2/km limit required

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Irvine Man Accused Of Setting Fire To Police Car In Santa Monica

IRVINE, CA — An Irvine man is in federal custody on charges alleging he set fire to a Santa Monica Police Department car during the civil unrest that accompanied widespread protests in late May.

Nathan Wilson, 27, is linked to the May 31 fire that destroyed the unmarked Santa Monica Police car when a witness told law enforcement they had driven Wilson to Santa Monica on that day, and they believed he had set fire to a police car.

He has been charged in a federal criminal complaint with malicious damage to property owned by an institution or organization receiving federal financial assistance, the U.S. Attorney’s Office says.

Social media posts show a man setting fire to the parked police car wearing an American flag bandana over his face with a rifle tattoo on his left arm.

The witness directed authorities to Wilson’s Instagram account, where he posted a “selfie”

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Woman fires gun into occupied squad car in Cramerton

Police said the woman fired a gun into the car and hit a man who had recently been detained.

CRAMERTON, N.C. — Cramerton Police are investigating after a woman fired a gun into an occupied squad car, striking a man who had been detained. 

It happened at the Mlk Partners off Hampton Meadows Lane a little after 12:15 p.m. Tuesday.  Neighbors called police saying that there was a civil disturbance. When officials responded a man was detained at the scene and put in the back of a squad car. 

A woman from the same apartment where the man was detained was standing near the squad car, then allegedly fired a gun into the car. Police said she struck the man who had been detained. 

The man was taken to Caromont for medical treatment and was eventually transported to Atrium CMC in Charlotte. 

The woman has been detained. Police said she

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The 1,750-HP SSC Tuatara Could Be the World’s Fastest Production Car After Secret Record Attempt in Nevada

Hey world, heads up–we might have a new fastest production car on our hands. Hypercar maker SSC closed down a long, straight strip of Nevada highway this weekend for a top speed world record attempt using its 1,750-horsepower Tuatara, and according to one anonymous tipster, they pulled it off. 

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According to the Pahrump Valley Times, the Nevada Department of Transportation confirmed late last week that a section of Highway 160 between Pahrump and Las Vegas would be shut down over the weekend for the record attempt using the SSC Tuatara hypercar. SSC North America planned to use the strip on both Saturday and Sunday, so the newspaper advised motorists to expect delays along the route. 

The weekend has come and gone–did SSC succeed in setting a new record? According to an anonymous tipster who spoke to Carscoops, yes. We’ve got a new

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These car seat deals are too good to miss

Amazon Prime Day 2020: Don’t miss out on these great deals on car seats. (Photo: Jovanmandic, Getty Images/iStockphoto)

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The most important piece of baby gear to purchase is a reliable and safe car seat. A great car seat can protect your child from injury in the event of an accident, and you won’t even be allowed to leave the hospital with your baby until the nurses have verified that you have a properly-installed car seat.

If you’ve been putting off purchasing a car seat—or your child is ready to move up to a convertible seat or a booster—Amazon Prime Day is the perfect time to score a deal on this oh-so-important piece of gear. 

Be sure to check out our round-up of the best Amazon Prime Day deals you can get

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CAR NKT cells offer a promising approach to combat hard-to-treat solid tumors

Natural killer T (NKT) cells, a type of immune cells known for their potent anti-cancer properties in murine tumor models, have been developed into a novel form of immunotherapy to treat patients with cancer.

Researchers at Baylor College of Medicine and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill have genetically modified human NKT cells with a chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) that enables them to specifically recognize and attack neuroblastoma, a form of childhood cancer. Expressed with the CAR is interleukin-15 (IL-15), a natural protein that supports NKT cell survival.

In the study, appearing in Nature Medicine, researchers present interim results from an ongoing clinical trial showing that the modified cells are safe, localize to tumors, and, in one of three patients, induced an objective response with regression of bone metastatic lesions.

Enhancing the tumor-fighting capabilities of NKT cells

The earliest

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2 women die after car crash in Johnson County


More than 800 people are killed each year on Indiana’s highways. Here are some ways to stay safe.

Two women are dead after an apparent single-vehicle crash Tuesday afternoon on U.S. 31 in Edinburgh, according to the Johnson County Sheriff’s Department.

Rita Britton, 68, of Franklin, and Vicki Alexander, 75, of Greenwood, died after their car crashed into a ditch between Ind. 252 and County Road 650S shortly before 2 p.m. 

A witness on the scene told police he was traveling south on U.S. 31 when he saw a vehicle swerve across the yellow line several times. The vehicle then appeared to overcorrect and “ended up sliding across 2 lanes of travel and hitting a ditch at a very high rate of speed,” according to an accident report. 

Another witness said the car appeared to be going 90 mph prior to the crash. The posted speed limit in the

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Dorchester man arrested on firearm charges tied to incident where officers were almost struck by fleeing car

A Dorchester man was arrested Monday on a warrant for various firearms charges stemming from an incident over the summer in which he allegedly almost struck two police officers with a vehicle and then led another officer on a foot chase, according to Boston police.

Hassaun G. Daily, 28, of Dorchester, was arrested on a warrant that was issued on Oct. 9 for carrying a firearm without a license (second offense), possession of ammunition without an FID card, carrying a loaded firearm without a license, assault by means of a dangerous weapon, negligent operation of a motor vehicle, and assault by means of a dangerous weapon, police said in a posting on

Police said that around 2 a.m. on July 22 officers responded to a radio call for shots fired in the area of Martin Luther King Boulevard and Dale Street in Roxbury, and a broadcast was made of

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Police seek man who fired gun at North Austin car gathering – News – Austin American-Statesman

Austin police on Tuesday said they are looking for a man who fired a gun into the air last month during a large car gathering in North Austin.

Police said the incident occurred during a multi-agency operation on Sept. 12 to stop large groups of cars from gathering in lots near the intersection of Interstate 35 and Parmer Lane. Multiple reports of reckless behavior and criminal activity tied to the meetings, police said.

During that operation, which resulted in 22 arrests and 25 impounded vehicles, police said a fight broke out between people in a parking lot at 12425 Interstate 35 around 11:15 p.m., during which time a man fired a gun into the air.

Police described the man as stocky and wearing a red sweatshirt, gray Nike shorts with lettering on the left leg

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U.S. used car and truck prices rise the most since 1969

WASHINGTON — U.S. consumer prices increased for a fourth straight month in September, with the cost of cars and trucks rising by the most since 1969, but inflation is slowing amid excess capacity in the economy as it gradually recovers from the COVID-19 recession.

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A 6.7% jump in the average prices of used cars and trucks again accounted for most of the increase in the CPI last month. That was the biggest gain since February 1969 and followed a 5.4% advance in August. The strong increases likely reflect a shortage of used motor vehicles amid an aversion to public transportation because of fears of contracting COVID-19.

New motor vehicle prices rose 0.3%. There were also increases in the costs of recreation. But prices for motor vehicle insurance, airline fares and apparel fell.

Though the benign report from the Labor Department on Tuesday will have no direct impact on

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